New Album From Pink Floyd Hot on the heels of the confirmed new David Gilmour album in 2015 comes the news that a new Pink Floyd album is on it's way in October this year! We have known about this album for some time but were sworn to secrecy, now we can reveal the details. The album, named 'The Endless River' is based on the 1994 sessions of The Division Bell. Nick Mason referenced the source material (in his book ‘Inside Out,’) saying “we eventually ended up with enough left-over material that we considered releasing it as a second album,” and naming it 'The Big Spliff." But the new album is more than just a series of outtakes! David Gilmour, Nick Mason and the late Rick Wright originally performed a series of ambient instrumentals which have since been worked on by both David Gilmour & Nick Mason. Last December David brought in backing singers Sarah Brown, Durga McBroom-Hudson and Louise Clare Marshall to sing the backing vocals for a song in which David Gilmour sings lead vocals. An interesting aside is that Polly Samson is now credited as being a Lyricist on the new album. We can also confirm that THERE WILL BE NO TOUR. And for those hoping for input from Roger Waters the answer is a resounding NO! (5 July 2014)
The OFFICIAL statement reads: Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album, The Endless River, in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer.
Dazed and confused.An article recently appeared on the Ultimate Classic Rock site that claimed Graham Nash and David Crosby would be appearing on The Endless River. We have had it confirmed that this is in fact incorrect, but they will be appearing on David's new album due out next year.